Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Gorgeous Taylor Swift Inspired Curls

This tutorial has been highly requested since I mentioned buying a new curling iron that magically kept my impossibly straight hair curled for days.  For those of you not familiar with my videos (or me for that matter!) I have extremely straight hair, so curling it is a chore.  It'll stay in for maybe a few hours, but I'll wake up the next morning and my hair is flat again.

However, this routine has changed everything!  I LOVE the gorgeous S-Shaped curls this curling iron gives me, and combined with the products I mentioned, the curls last for 3 days!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Top 10 Favourite Online Shopping Websites

Whether you're looking for unique artwork for your home or some great outfit ideas, I have ten amazing websites that cover everything from top-quality mineral makeup to fashion to interior design.  Enjoy!

1. Ebay.ca - great for finding amazing vintage pieces, a amazing deals on everything from perfume to purses to self-tanners!  I can't seem to gather up the courage to buy clothes on E-bay but its great for lots of other things!

2. Etsy.com - I seriously am obsessed with this site.  They house incredibly talented designers, artists and so much more.  I definitely recommend checking it out!

Monday, September 13, 2010

New York Fashion Week - Spring 2011

I may not be right there in the thick of all the mayhem, but that isn't stopping me from enjoying the pristine new looks for Spring 2011.  Here are some of my favourite pieces from a few of my favourite designers.

Who are YOUR favourite designers?  What do you think of the trends for Spring?

Derek Lam - Spring 2011

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I need to punch something

I am having possibly one of the worst weeks of my entire life.  The worst of it is that both my grandmothers are dying and only have a few days to live.  It was quite unexpected and unrelated to each other, so its really causing a lot of stress at home.  I just feel numb, like I've already lost them :( I'm praying that they pass peacefully and without pain.  God bless them both.

And then on top of that, there's just little aggravating things that are frustrating, make me want to scream. 

I need to workout or do yoga or something, I'm about to explode.  I'm stuck at Chris' apartment too, so there's no where to go :(  AHH!!!

Does anyone else have just horrid weeks like this? :( I need a hug.

And to punch something.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Ugly Side of Beauty

I recently mae a video talking about my favourite products for August, when a subscriber told me about a website that indicated that my mascara of choice is rated extremely high on the toxicity scale.  At first I was skeptical; there are a lot of websites out there claiming a lot of things and many of them don't have the research to back it up.  I checked out the website anyway and was quite surprised.  They utilize the research and product information from industry standard materials and provide everything to the public for free.  You can learn more about them here: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

So I decided to go through all the products I use on a regular basis and see how badly I'm poisoning my body:

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Eating Healthy: Portion Control Tips

"How Do I Know How Much I Should Be Eating??"

I get this question a lot on my youtube channel and for good reason.  Portion sizes, whether at restaurants, fast food chains or packaged goods at the grocery store, have grown over 3 times larger in size over the past 20 years!  And that portion inflation has come with hundreds of extra, and often unnecessary, calories.

So what's a girl to do?  Here are some tips I picked up from here that show you som easy ways to practice portion control:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back-To-School Outfits: 1 White T-Shirt, 5 Different Outfits

Highly requested: here are my back-to-school fall fashion outfit ideas using just one simple white t-shirt.

I've tried to list all the pieces of the outfit, and where I got them.  Happy shopping!

1. Blazin' Ahead

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Healthy Chicken Meatballs

I have been requested to put up this recipe since dawning of time (ok I exaggerate).  But seriously, this is a great recipe full that's much lighter than its beefy cousin.  Test it out and let me know if you like it!

And if you're looking for more tasty (and healthy) recipes go here

Chicken/Turkey/Tofurky Meatballs
Adapted from Rachael Ray's Recipe
Makes ~20 small meatballs, depending on the size you make them

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Top 10 Favourite Beauty/Fashion Websites

I think 90% of my time online is spent jealously browsing gorgeous fashion blogs with a style sense I can't quite perfect, and filling online shopping baskets full of brightly coloured florals and the perfect skinny jeans.  Here are my top picks that I think you should check out!

Fashion Blogs
1. Cupcakes and Cashmere - Emily is my style idol.  Her romantic-bohemian-preppy style captures everything I love about fashion.  I have an embarrassing crush on her wardrobe. 
2. Style Scrapbook - Andy is just beautiful - with an eagle's eye for the perfect details to every outfit.  She's got a great casual style that is very wearable and chic.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Shopping Time!

I love relaxing Sundays.  Sleeping in past 7:30am, sipping on a fresh cup of tea while curled up on the couch watching YouTube videos, ahh this is the life. C and I just got back from church, ate some yummy lunch, and now are off to go shopping for the afternoon.  C's new appt is a stone's throw from a big city mall, so I'm quite excited... to lose all my money there.

But it's so worth it.

I'll post up a video with all my goodies soon!
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